Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once

Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France, 1920.

Samuel "Sammy" Herman Reshevsky was a famous chess prodigy and later a leading American chess grandmaster. He was a strong contender for the World Chess Championship from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s: he came equal third in the 1948 tournament, and equal second in the 1953 Candidates Tournament. He was an eight-time winner of the U.S. Chess Championship. An outstanding match player throughout his career, Reshevsky excelled at positional play, and could be a brilliant tactician when required. He took a long time over his opening moves, and often found himself under time pressure – but this sometimes unsettled his opponent more than it did Reshevsky.
Can we just stop and appreciate the look of utter defeat from the man in the corner.
it would be funny they let him win to build his confidence
Well france is known for being a bunch of quitters, so it only makes sense that an 8 year old would beat them.
Chuck Norris's Spirit inhibiting a kid before Chuck Norris was born.
This young man had to be a general during WW2
This is classic old school, we should bring children playing these games and encourge them to play these kind of old thinking games nowaday's man.
Everyone dressed smart in the 1920's
They're all Jewish he merely paid them to fail.
5 minutes after this photo they all beat him to death
pretty cool. i wonder if that kid grew up and became a scientist or something snazzy like that.
The French were always bad when it came to Strategy
The master in the middle with the white beard looks like Ben Kingsley
i know how he do it they they think they battling to that kid but they actually battling to each other..
I bet they used the "I let him" after they lost. Yesterday I bet my uncle six times at chess after he said i wouldn't win once. And I've tried the chess on computer on advanced. Too hard for me.
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